Tomato Time

If you want to buy local produce, do it now before Florida agriculture enters the Southern equivalent of a Northern deep freeze.

Call it deep humidity, when not much thrives in our state’s summer swelter other than tropical fruits and vegetables in South Florida.

The St. Pete Times focuses in on local crops and their abrupt end this month, giving way to only tropical vegetation through the summer heat.

Also, some recipes and ideas on cooking with tomatos to enjoy through the rest of the summer.  That way you can avoid the bland, under ripe, ethylene gas-filled tomatoes shipped from around the world.



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